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THE LINEUP: Mentorship Week on Dream Job: El Reportero

The third installment of ESPN Deportes Dream Job: El Reportero provided sports fans across the nation the chance to compete for the opportunity to serve as a social media reporter for ESPN Deportes in Brazil, alongside the network’s team of soccer experts.

With four finalists left in the running, the time came for Mentorship Week. For this entire week, each finalist has been assigned to work in one of ESPN Deportes’ soccer shows to gain experience behind and in front of the camera. The finalists will benefit from the ability to shadow the shows’ most respected on-air talent and producers, sit in during editorial meetings to gain insight on what goes on behind the scenes and receive one-on-one feedback on current and previous assignments. The winner will be chosen during a special edition of #Redes, Wednesday April 16 live at 8 p.m. ET.

The four lucky finalists gave Front Row a glimpse of their experiences during the first day of Mentorship Week.

1. Finalist Diego Arrioja

Diego Arrioja along with the hosts of Nacion ESPN, Adriana Monsalve and David Faitelson.
Diego Arrioja (center) along with the hosts of Nacion ESPN, Adriana Monsalve (l) and David Faitelson.
Show: Nación ESPN in Los Angeles
Insight: “I’ve been playing and following this sport since I was little. Now I can display my passion for the sport. This contest has given me the opportunity to learn and improve every day.”

2. Finalist Gabriel Sotelo

Gabriel and Jose Ramon Fernandez, host of Futbol Picante, from the ESPN Mexico studios.
Gabriel Sotelo (r) and Jose Ramon Fernandez, host of Futbol Picante, from the ESPN Mexico studios.
Show: Futbol Picante in Mexico City
Insight: “These days of ‘Mentorship Week’ will be a great learning experience and the opportunity to share moments with journalists, with such credibility in the world of sports, is a blessing for me and I want to take advantage of it.”

3. Finalist Astrid Méndez

Astrid Méndez shared the studio for Jorge Ramos y su Banda with (from L-R) Jorge Ramos, Hernan Pereyra and Jose del Valle.
Astrid Méndez (far right) shared the studio for Jorge Ramos y su Banda with (from L-R) Jorge Ramos, Hernan Pereyra and Jose del Valle.
Show: Jorge Ramos y Su Banda in Miami
Insight: “Being here is a unique experience. I am very happy with this opportunity, I am learning a lot and giving 100% to improve. The whole team has been great with me, I feel right at home!”

4. Finalist Elimar Ugueto

Elimar at the Bristol studios with the  staff of Fuera de Juego (from L-R): Fernando Palomo, Jose “Tato” Noriega, Mario Kempes, and Richard Mendez.
Elimar Ugueto (second from left) at the Bristol, Conn. studios with the staff of Fuera de Juego (from L-R): Fernando Palomo, Jose “Tato” Noriega, Mario Kempes, and Richard Mendez.
Show: Fuera de Juego in Bristol
Insight: “I never give up, I don’t know if that is good or not, but sometimes I am very stubborn with negative people, that has made me persistent in circumstances that seem impossible.”

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